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How Patient Safety Organizations Encourage Data Collection, Quality Care

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Patient safety and quality care are at the forefront of discussion in the healthcare industry today. From impact on the patients themselves to the bottom lines for organizations – healthcare organizations and providers are constantly striving...

Alarm Fatigue, Health IT Woes Top ECRI 2017 Patient Safety List

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Alarm fatigue, software and monitoring errors, and inadequate cleaning and processing of reusable medical devices once again reign on ECRI Institute’s annual patient safety hazard list.  While electronic health records themselves have...

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

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The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

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Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Using Data Analytics Tools for Healthcare Claims Management

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Effective claims management requires healthcare organizations to deploy a multi-faceted strategy that relies on data analytics and includes many phases of the revenue cycle, beginning when the patient schedules an appointment. The focus cannot...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

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Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

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Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

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The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

SNOMED CT Code Framework Will Aid EHR Reporting, Interoperability

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A coalition of professional pharmacy societies and other stakeholders has released a new framework for mapping medication therapy management (MTM) services to the SNOMED CT codes used for EHR documentation, interoperability efforts, and quality...

Healthcare CIOs Turning to Data Analytics for Business Intelligence

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Big data analytics and business intelligence tools are a top priority for CIOs in the healthcare industry, says data from a Harvey Nash and KPMG survey, as organizations seek to improve efficiencies and generate actionable insights for decision-making...

Using Big Data Analytics, Systems Engineering to Tackle Sepsis

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Sepsis is a silent and shockingly effective killer, causing mortality in close to a third of patients, but researchers at North Carolina State University are planning to make big data analytics an even more powerful force than this insidious,...

API-Based Genomics Databank Facilitates Personalized Medicine

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Genomic testing is becoming an increasingly common starting place for the development of personalized medicine treatments for patients with a variety of hard-to-treat diseases, especially cancer, but organizations often struggle with interpreting...

CPT, SNOMED-CT Codes Ally to Boost Healthcare Data Integrity

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The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) are engaging in a new collaborative agreement that will result in increased data integrity and better integration between two...

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

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The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

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Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

Blockchain, APIs Take a Stab at the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

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Capital One is hoping to bring the blockchain and API tools to the healthcare industry by proving their value in the revenue cycle management arena.  A pair of new partnerships between the financial services company and healthcare-focused...

Cerner, Epic to See Improvements in EHR Patient-Reported Outcomes

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A new coalition of nine universities from across the country aims to improve the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) data in electronic health records, including products from Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation, by expanding the use of a...

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

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Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant growth for NLP...

CancerLinQ Data Lake Gathers Electronic Records of 1M Patients

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The CancerLinQ initiative now boasts electronic health data from one million cancer patients, adding to the platform’s ability to help oncologists across the nation improve their quality of care. The project, founded in 2013 under the auspices...

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